Archive for June, 2016

Annal Nayyar post blog on recent report that Teachers’ subject training ‘too brief’, MPs hear

Some teachers are beginning their careers in primary schools with as little as a few hours training in some subject areas, MPs have heard. The Education Select Committee heard how the brevity of initial teacher training in England meant continuous professional development was vital. But much of it focused on new regulatory requirements and curriculum [...]

Annal Nayyar post blog on recent report that Ministers ‘have no plan to address teacher shortages’

Ministers have “no plan” to meet the growing teacher shortage in England, says the Public Accounts’ Committee. The select committee, which has called for an overhaul of the system, says in a report that the government has no sense of urgency in making sure schools have enough teachers. This is despite teacher training targets being [...]

Annal Nayyar post blog on recent report that The new head of Ofsted will be the first holder of the post who has not worked as a teacher, it was announced yesterday.

Amanda Spielman, an accountant and the founding member of the Ark academy chain that runs 34 schools, is the chairman of Ofqual, the exams regulator, and was recommended for the post by Nicky Morgan, the education secretary. Ms Spielman will be invited to appear before the education select committee before Mrs Morgan seeks Privy Council [...]